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Cola, ham with maple and mustard glaze

Cola, ham with maple and mustard glaze   PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 3 HRS, 15 MINS EASY SERVES 6 – 8 Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices. Ingredients 2kg unsmoked boneless gammon joint2l cola (not diet)1 carrotCarrotCarrot ka-rotThe carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…, chopped1 onion, peeled and quartered1 stick celery, […]

Split pea and green pea ham soup

Split pea and green pea ham soup PREP: 30 MINS COOK: 3 HRSplus overnight soaking EASY SERVES 8 John Torode shares the recipe for one of his all-time favourite soups Ingredients 1kg gammon or ham hock200g split peas, soaked overnight2 onions, roughly chopped2 carrots, roughly chopped2 bay leaves1 stick celery, roughly chopped300g frozen peascrusty bread and butter, to serve   Method Put the gammon in a very large pan with 2 litres water and bring […]

Foolproof slow roast chicken

Foolproof slow roast chicken PREP: 15 MINS COOK: 2 HRS, 20 MINS EASY SERVES 4 Slow-roasting is a great way to keep the chicken nice and moist. Adding the potatoes to the roasting tin infuses them with plenty of flavour. Ingredients butter for greasing1.6kg chicken 1kg roasting potatoes halved or quartered if large2 whole garlic heads, halved through the middle100ml white wine100ml chicken stock2 stems rosemary broken into sprigs6 bay leaves1 lemon cut into wedges.   Method […]

Homestyle chicken curry

home style chicken curry PREP: 15 MINS COOK: 30 MINS EASY SERVES 4 A rustic and authentic quick Indian one-pot packed with tonnes of hot Asian spices and fragrant coriander Ingredients 1 large onion 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped50g ginger , roughly chopped4 tbsp vegetable oil2 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp fennel seeds 5cm cinnamon stick1 tsp chilli flakes1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp caster sugar400g can chopped tomatoes8 chicken thighs, skinned, boneless […]

Pan-fried chicken in mushroom sauce.

Pan-fried chicken in mushroom sauce ready in 1½ – 1¾ hrs MORE EFFORT SERVES 6 Creamy chicken and mushroom dish – a fabulous French seasonal recipe ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil 6 large, free-range chicken legs, halved at the joint so you have 6 thighs and 6 drumsticks700ml/1¼ pts chicken stock (or water)50g butter 1 onion finely diced400g mixed wild mushrooms300ml/½ pt dry white wine284ml pot double cream Method Heat the oil in a large non-stick […]